Today we are going to be talking about botox, but this is not just the typical botox that celebrities in Hollywood get to keep from looking like they’re aging (although looking like wrinkled leather doesn’t seem a better option but that’s a whole other story and if it floats their boat, whatever.) No, today we are going to focus on hair botox (sounds Hollywood inspired if you ask me).
What’s this hair botox anyway?
For those who are just now hearing about this, it is a treatment for dull frizzy hair that started getting a bit of traction in 2014. What it is is a deep conditioning* treatment on steroids; a supercharged cocktail containing caviar oil, vitamins* B5 and E and a collagen complex.
Wondering why it’s called botox? Well proponents claim that just as botox smooths out wrinkles to give the appearance of younger skin, hair botox smooths away frizz and repairs damage to make hair appear vibrant.
This is being touted as the biggest thing in hair care since it is said to be able to repair split ends (and who doesn’t want that; right?), smooth frizz and keep hair moisturized and fabulous for 3-4 months. It is a chemical free alternative to the popular Keratin treatment and is said to be safe for children, (I’d do more research on that though) and you see results from the very first application.
So you may be curious about the application right?
The hair botox is said to plug gaps in the hair shaft where the hair is losing protein so that the hair can be smoothed over and replenished for a healthful appearance. Here is a quick run down of the process:
▶︎ The hair is cleansed minus the conditioning step
▶︎ The hair is then sectioned and detangled.
▶︎ The super hair elixir is placed in a syringe and applied to the hair and distributed evenly with a scalp massage.
▶︎ The product sits for 45 minutes, then it is rinsed out and soaked in water for an additional 7 minutes.
▶︎ The hair is then straightened using a blow dryer*.
This should last for at least 3 months and up to 6 months. For the longevity of the style it is advised that only sulfate free products are used. It is said to be for every hair type and texture, but for the most part it seems it is more popular among Caucasians. Have you ever used it Would you try it?